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Wednesday, November 21, 2012



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This is my little visual aid to remind me what I am suppose to make for thanksgiving dinner (the food also links to yummy looking recipes): apple pie (most important), brussel sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes and ze turkey. These cute little place-setting napkins are to remind me also set the table all pretty (santa gave me a great idea over at homestilo for apple center pieces, yay!). Thanksgiving is one my favorite American holidays, it's all about getting together with family and friends and being thankful. Then we obliterate all these warm and fuzzies with the biggest shopping day of the year, BLACK FRIDAY - dun-dun-dun, where we get in long lines at 3 am to go shopping at 6am - every year there is a causality where someone gets trampled (literally). Oh, America, you are so funny. I actually never leave my house the (black) friday after thanksgiving, I like to take it more literally and stay in bed safe under my covers. For one I am usually still feeling the after affects of eating half my weight in food, and for two, it's just not my thing. I actually really try to shop local as much as possible and on places like Etsy of course where my money might do a little more good

Now for some questions: For my american counterparts: What are your thanksgiving/black friday plans? Are you making anything yummy? Getting in line at 3 am? 
And for my friends abroad: Do you have anything similar as Black Friday when the holiday shopping season really kicks off and people wrestle each other for play stations and ipods?

23 comments:

  1. As I live in Romania, Eastern Europe, we have no Thanksgiving tradition or anything similar. But that didn't stop the international retail chains to advertise huge sales for Black Friday (they've been doing that for the last 5 or 6 years only). So today I was having my morning coffee and I phoned my mom and asked her if she wanted me to buy online for her a new washing machine on Black Friday :))))
    PS: Yummy food! I hope you have the best Thanksgiving dinner ever with your loved ones!

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    1. wow, so romania has hopped on the black friday train! i am sure the internet has had an impact on that . . . i was wondering :) thanks so much you are the best <3

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  2. Those brussel sprouts! Yum! Thanksgiving is also my favorite, and I try to forget about Black Friday because I just cannot handle those kinds of crowds. This year like every year, Thanksgiving dinner, and as for Black Friday: avoiding malls and strip malls at all costs!

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    1. i am with you. i do always buy the 25 pound thanksgiving newpaper to look through the ads - that's as a far as i get. have a lovely turkey day xo

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  3. Boyfriend is making brussel sprouts to bring to Thanksgiving tomorrow, I'll have to show him that recipe! I am avoiding Black Friday like usual because that kind of rabid consumerism is just totally distasteful. If everyone bought local instead of from Walmart we wouldn't be in the economic predicament we're in now. Aaand, getting off my soapbox now :) Have a happy Thanksgiving and a hopefully quiet Black Friday!

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    1. i agree 100%. i am sure i am biased but i love knowing that my purchase is supporting someone down the street, feeding the local economy; or shopping "locally" online were the money goes straight into their bank account to buy their own loved ones presents. have a good one! xoxo

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  4. I am already planning my life around being in the States next November for Black Friday. We have nothing like that here in Canada. Even boxing day sales are tame. And there is never a line up.

    Also I want to eat that whole thing of roasted garlic.

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    1. be sure to wear some hockey gear or something, it gets pretty brutal :) love roasted garlic, yum!

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  5. It's a good thing I've just eaten. :) Actually, Romanians have started to adopt the Black Friday concept, I'm not a fan of this kind of shopping either. Happy Thanksgiving, Christine!
    Ada

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    1. thanks ada! apparently via meeha meeha romania has indeed started black friday!

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  6. Every year we toy around with doing a middle of the night Black Friday run, just for the experience. But, every year we chicken out. These all look so yummy. Would you believe I have never had brussel sprouts before?!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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    1. brussel sprouts are so good! even all of my children like them. i didn't have any until i was older too; i think they used to have a bad rep. happy thanksgiving santa!

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  7. Oh my, luckily I was packed when I opened this post! YUMMY! I'm dying of turkey greed; I wish we had Thanksgiving over here tomorrow, but I'll be patient until Christmas.

    I have never understood that Black Friday thing. So not my idea of shopping. I'm pretty sure there is nothing like that here in Luxembourg.

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  8. Oops, I forgot to say Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!

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  9. No black Friday shopping for me but you can bet your boots I'll be participating in cyber Monday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. yes, cyber monday is good! have a great thanksgiving rooth xo

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  10. I am making roasted brussels sprouts, too! Oh, and roasted butternut squash. So yummy! I have never been brave enough to tackle Black Friday. It just seems like a lot of trouble. I like your idea of shopping local and/or supporting independent businesses. Shop small Saturday, right? Ok, put your stretchy pants on and let the thanks giving begin! Have a great one, Christine!

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    1. yum! roasted butternut squash sounds heavenly! i went to black friday once, i didn't get what it was all about . . . unless of course you love driving around looking for parking at 5am ; ) i have my stretchy pants washed and ready to go! happy thanksgiving xo

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  11. Mmm...can't wait for Thanksgiving food tomorrow.

    Yes...I'm definitely black friday shopping (but I think the outlets around here open at midnight) yayy!!

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    1. oooh, you will have to report back on how it goes and if you get any amazing deals! i was tempted by one item to go but i don't think i will be able to do it. happy thanksgiving! xo

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  12. Yummy pictures!
    In Grecce we dont have such fest like thanksgiving.

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  13. Oh, everything looks so delicious! Mu contribution to our Thanksgiving dinner was brussel sprouts. Love them! I have to check out the recipe for the ones on skewers. There was no black Friday shopping for me. I am trying not to shop until the end of the year or maybe even longer...And I don't like it when the stores are so crowded. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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